Cleaning windows is a task that a lot of us put off as long as possible. Then when you finally get around to it, you realise it’s not just the glass that needs cleaning — but the window tracks as well.
This part of the window is often neglected even though it ends up collecting all the pollution and dust that flows through the window.
The first instinct with most cleaning jobs is to wipe it with a wet cloth, however professional cleaner Kacie Stephens has a much better suggestion to speed up the process.
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The owner of The Big Clean Co shared her method for cleaning window tracks in a new TikTok video.
“Never seen a ‘not so bad’ window track. They’re always bad. Always SO bad,” Kacie said on her TikTok page.
First Kacie recommends scrubbing window tracks with a dry toothbrush to release any stubborn dirt.
Then she uses a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the loose dirt before spraying with your preferred cleaner and giving it a wipe.
“Keep going until they’re clean,” she said in the clip.
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Kacie’s followers agreed the job is an annoying one.
“Why did I never think of the first 2 steps? Makes so much sense yet the thought evaded me,” a viewer commented.
“This is timely, I’ve been looking and hating on mine but this doesn’t feel too huge a project now!” another woman posted.
“Thank you for this! They really do suck. Same with sliding door tracks,” wrote a follower.
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Other followers hit the comments section to offer extra window track cleaning tips.
“And use a screw driver wrapped in cloth to get it completely clean,” one woman said.
“HOT TIP, pour water in them! They drain outside!” a followers commented.
“Baby wipes with your fingers. Excellent,” another suggested.
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The best part? They’ll only take you a few minutes
If you want to tackle the entire window space, why not give the glass a clean while you’re at it.
While cleaning window glass is pretty straight forward, sometimes the glass ends up with streaks and smudges despite our best efforts.
Another TikToker, Aussie Carolina Mccauley, likes to use what she calls a “magic glass cleaner spray”.
“This DIY cleaner will leave your windows sparkling and streak free,” she captioned the video.
Carolina’s magic glass cleaning spray is easy to make with ingredients you probably already have at home.
“In a spray bottle, mix 1 cup of vinegar, add 1 cup of hot water, a few drops of dish soap, your favourite essential oil,” read the text in the clip.
Then all you need to do is spray the window and wipe with a cloth.
If you’re still struggling to clean the window, then a wacky gadget like the double-sided glass wiper could be worth a try.
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